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Voices for Georgia's Children, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines early learning quality initiatives in Georgia, along with the state's voluntary quality rating and improvement system, Quality Rated.
Dynia Jaclyn M., Koury Abel J., Dore Rebecca A., Winter 2019
Reports & Papers
Legislation passed in 2012 requires all early childhood education programs receiving PFCC to apply for and receive acceptance into the SUTQ system by July 1, 2020. At the time of publication, with the 2020 deadline pending, many programs across the…
Dynia Jaclyn M., Koury Abel J., Dore Rebecca A., Winter 2019
Executive Summary
Child care quality, accessibility, and affordability are critical concerns for families, especially those experiencing poverty. In Ohio, child care quality is regulated and monitored through Step Up to Quality (SUTQ), a tiered rating system that…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, November 2019
Reports & Papers

This is a presentation of results of the modeling of child care costs and quality in five separate regions of New York State and in both center- and home-based care settings.

Garver Karin A., Connors-Tadros Lori, September 25 2019
Other

New Mexico has participated in the pilot of the State Administrative Cost of Quality Tool of the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes. This is a reflection on the transition that occurred when the New Mexico departments coordinating this…

Carlson Julianna, Silamongkol Thanharat, Cleveland Jennifer, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
Coaching is integral to Building Quality and Parent Aware. A growing body of research indicates that this type of individualized, relationship-based professional development leads to improved instructional practices, which in turn affect child…
Carlson Julianna, Silamongkol Thanharat, Cleveland Jennifer, August, 2019
Executive Summary
Understanding more about the content, delivery, and providers' experiences of the coaching model can inform the Minnesota Department of Human Resources' decision making about Parent Aware implementation, including trainings for coaches, development…
Child Trends, August, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Child Trends researchers invited 10 programs that participated in the January 2019 Building Quality Cohort to describe their experiences with their Parent Aware Quality Coach. To reflect the distribution of programs within the Building Quality…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Miranda Brenda, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Bingham Gary E., Mason Rihana S., Li Weilin, Bultinck Erin, Gebhart Tracy, May, 2019
Reports & Papers

This report examines the relationship between star ratings and independent observations of program quality, children's development over the school year, and work climate. This report uses child assessment, observation, and questionnaire data…

Fox Lindsay, McCullough Moira, Caronongan Pia, Herrmann Mariesa, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
To inform states' continued development of TQRIS and future validation studies, this report synthesizes findings from validation studies conducted by nine states that received RTT-ELC grants. It also describes the challenges that researchers faced…
Kirby Gretchen, Herrmann Mariesa, Wolfendale Clare, Esposito Andrea M., April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines states' progress on this objective by describing patterns of TQRIS participation and ratings for the nine Round 1 states during the grant period (2012 to 2016). The brief presents patterns by state and for four types of programs…
Herrmann Mariesa, Kirby Gretchen, Deutsch Jonah, Wolfendale Clare, Esposito Andrea M., Caronongan Pia, Dragoset Lisa, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes programs' ratings across the nine Round 1 RTT-ELC states, which had different TQRIS characteristics and policies in place during the grant period (2012 to 2016). Over this period, individual states changed few of their TQRIS…
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot highlights study findings from four recent publications that describe the progress of nine states that received Round 1 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants in implementing systems that rate early learning and…
Rojas Joanne, Nash John, Rous Beth, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Design thinking techniques, including empathetic interviews, provide a promising new methodology for enhancing the quality of childcare services. This human-centred approach seeks to address complex problems with a deliberate, thoughtful solution-…
Indiana University Southeast. Applied Research and Education Center, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Quality care and education provide physical, social, cognitive, and emotional nourishment through mentally stimulating play and activities. In addition to basic safety considerations within a facility, attention to nutrition and sleep are essential…